ROBERT Sharpe is the founder of Evergreen Consulting – an electric vehicle consulting business which helps businesses and individuals save up to £4,000 per vehicle a year in fuel costs.

As part of his work with Evergreen Consulting, Mr Sharpe has worked closely with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council to change its private hire vehicle regulations to allow the use of low emission vehicles in the borough and has worked to secure the first electric taxi in Basingstoke.

Mr Sharpe, who lives in Brighton Hill, trained as an electronic engineer and moved to the area in 1982 to take part in a student engineer scheme with AWE in Aldermaston.

After graduating with a degree in electronic engineering from Bradford University in 1986, Mr Sharpe worked at AWE for 13 years before moving to Motorola, in Viables, where he worked on the TETRA communication system that is used by the emergency services and mobile phones.

1. Who was your childhood hero and why? The Six Million Dollar Man, as he had superhuman powers that were being used for good.

2. What is your most precious possession, and why is it important to you? My laptop as you can do so much with it.

3. What was the first record/CD you bought? Probably Sheena Easton.

4. What is the radio/television show you hate to miss? It varies from Star Trek or Friends to Mock The Week depending on my current fad/mood.

5. What is your favourite film? Ghost.

6. What is your pet hate? Lack of consideration and respect for others.

7. What are you reading at the moment? Nothing.

8. If you were choosing a last meal, what would it be? Chicken and mushroom pie with chips and veg.

9. If you could meet anyone from history, who would it be? Nelson Mandela because of his pure compassion and love for people.

10. If you had a time machine, where would it take you? Sufficiently far in the future to see if we are alone.

11. If you were stranded on a desert island, what luxury would you choose to have with you? If I could not have a laptop, etc, then a bed as a good night’s sleep is important to me.

12. What sports team do you support? None.

13. What was your first job? A farm helper.

14. If you could take over someone’s job for the day, whose job would you choose? If I had the skills as well, then a trauma doctor.

15. What worries you the most? Dying without dignity.

16. What is your proudest moment? Leading the development of the remote service feature for Motorola’s base-stations used in the UK emergency service communication system.

17. What would you like your epitaph to be? He made a difference.

18. What’s your guilty pleasure? Chocolate.

19. What one thing could change society for the better? Remove money.

20. What three words best describe you? Quiet, thoughtful, passionate.